The Unit supports the following policies/initiatives playing an active leading role at European and International level (all these European policies and International intergovernmental initiatives are relevant for the creation and sharing of environmental information):
The Unit covers all phases of the Policy Cycle of these initiatives and promote their coherent development. This work is currently carried out by two Institutional Actions:
The unit provides direct support to the European Commission in specific areas such as SEIS-BASIS, SEIS-CAFÉ, SEIS-EMF, INSPIRE Forum and INSPIRE Implementation, through Administrative Agreements.
Some of the research activities of the Unit are carried out in collaboration with other partners and research institutions within the framework of FP7 projects. The following projects are currently running: GIGA, GENESIS, PLUREL, AEGOS, EuroGEOSS.